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States, federally recognized tribal governments, and territories affected by fires that resulted in a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declaration on or after Oct. 5, 2018, are eligible to apply for this funding. This funding is available to assist communities implement wildfire hazard mitigation.
States, federally recognized tribes and territories affected by fires resulting in a Fires Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declaration on or after Oct. 5, 2018 are eligible to apply. Projects are required to be cost-effective and can be analyzed using the Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) toolkit. Applicants also must have a FEMA-approved Mitigation Plan to receive funding. Examples of project types include wildfire mitigation, retrofitting infrastructure, post-wildfire flood prevention, and more. See additional examples here.
States, federally recognized tribes, and territories affected by fires in a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declaration after Oct. 5, 2018 are eligible to apply. Federally recognized tribes and non-federally recognized tribes may apply as sub-applicants. Private nonprofits may act as sub-applicants if they own or operate a private nonprofit facility as defined in Section 102(11)(B) of the Stafford Act.
Approx Annual Funding Amount
In FY21, $584,083 was available for each applicant with a standard hazard mitigation plan and $778,778 was available to applicants with an advanced hazard mitigation plan.
Cost Share Requirements
HMGP Post Fire grants are available to all eligible applicants on a competitive basis, with the following cost-share (as of 2021): 75% federal share and 25% non-federal match. Recipients are eligible for up to 10% of the award amount for management costs and sub-recipients are eligible for up to 5% of the award amount for management costs. In-kind contributions are accepted.
Application period opens with the state or territory’s first FMAG declaration of the fiscal year and closes six months after the end of that fiscal year. Extensions may be requested.